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 Post subject: New too the whole 5L Windsor scene...
Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:01 pm 
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Hey fellow Fordmodders...

I've got a 1998 EL series 2 Fairmont Ghia V8 and am after some power figures. Im also down the debt scene abit at the moment, and am not very mechanically minded with these Windsors. But i guess this is where i start, regarding the whole "do it yourself" routine.. :D

So far, the car came with an SS induction snorkel, K&N Filter, and a cheap crap 2.5" exhaust which im pretty sure is rooted!

Ideas people??

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 Post subject: Re: New too the whole 5L Windsor scene...
Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:45 pm 
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regarding cheap DIY mods there are;

electronic shift kit for auto , cut 2nd hole in front of air box for CAI, adjusting voltage (under sticky), EF/EL Thermo fans, gutting the cats (very illegal), replace rubber intake with 60 degree of 3" pipe from exhaust shop are just a few ideas which can all be done for under a couple of hundred if you do most work yourself.

hard to get much of a gain cheaply out of these pre EL XR8 2 engines as the standard extractors and everything from the cylinder heads up are so restrictive.

Plenty of info on this forum as well as ford forums australia, its worth having a browse.

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 Post subject: Re: New too the whole 5L Windsor scene...
Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:07 pm 
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Much appriciated bro_ebxr8... 8-) any other opinions or expressions people??

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 Post subject: Re: New too the whole 5L Windsor scene...
Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:00 pm 
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As with my I6 FG, the stock exhaust system is the first sticking point.

What do you want to achieve with the car?
Sound?
Acceleration increases 0-100?
Quater times?
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 Post subject: Re: New too the whole 5L Windsor scene...
Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:48 pm 
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out of the 3, probably the 0-100k period would be the one...
which brand exhaust do u recomend and why??

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 Post subject: Re: New too the whole 5L Windsor scene...
Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:16 pm 
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Ebay will probably have the cheapest exhausts.
Redback is one of the cheaper exhausts whilst still being decent qaulity.

Installing higher ratio diff gears ($200 on ebay + labour) would yeild the best bang for buck mod in terms of 0-100.

 

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 Post subject: Re: New too the whole 5L Windsor scene...
Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:12 am 
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Unless your exhaust is actually f**k I wouldn't bother; as long as its mandrel bent I would just buy a quality muffler and get it fitted instead of what is on there.
Search ebay for second hand manifolds as you should be able to get those for not too much.

Diff gears are a good option, but not so easy to fit yourself and you will probs be looking at around $500 for supply and fit by a shop.

Then you have underdrives, stronger ignition system, tune and different ratio rockers. That would be it for the cheap mods I think.

 

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 Post subject: Re: New too the whole 5L Windsor scene...
Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:49 pm 
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A j3 chip will do it well once ya have a few mods on it.
can be had for 600 supplied/fitted and tuned.
or tune it your self.

 

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